Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Results and Other Stuff

After my u/s and blood work yesterday, I was told that it would be a few days for the results to come in. Shockingly, I got a call from Dr. P yesterday afternoon with the results!

The u/s that they did on the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, and aorta showed no abnormalities.  The blood work showed my liver enzymes to still be elevated, although slightly improved.  Overall, it was great news. However, Dr. P said they wanted to keep a close eye on it, so they want me to go in once/week.  I thought she meant to repeat the blood work panel each week, but when the person called to schedule all the appointments, I was told I would actually be meeting with one of the doctors each time.  Dr. P is not available for the next two weeks, so I will be meeting with another OB at the clinic instead.  I don't mind this actually, since it's not guaranteed Dr. P will be the one on call when I deliver.  This gives me a chance to meet a few of the other doctors.

I was pleased to hear that everything appears normal for the most part, but after thinking about it for awhile, I started to question that.  If it's not anything to be concerned about, then why do I need to go in every single week?  I mean, I already have an appointment with either the MFM or Dr. P every two weeks as it is.  Dr. P has forwarded all this info to the MFM doctor so she is aware of the situation as well.

I actually have THREE appointments next week:  Tuesday I go in for a glucose test, Wednesday is my MFM appointment and u/s (I can't wait to see my babies again!), and now Thursday I will be meeting with an OB. It seems a little overkill, but I am not going to complain because I am just so glad that I have doctors that are taking a strong interest and wanting to monitor everything.  It's just time consuming and interferes with my afternoon nap!  lol

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In other news, we have most of our kitchen put back together, with the exception of a few pictures still not hung and our food cupboard still not brought back in the house.  Hubby and his dad tried bringing it in the other night, but....the new flooring sits about a 1/2 inch taller than before and the cupboard doesn't fit! So back out to the garage the cupboard went.  Fortunately, there is a little space on the top and bottom of the cupboard that can be sawed off.  Until then, our dry food continues to sit in totes on the floor...

Friday, Hubby will begin painting the nursery.  Yay!  And Saturday, his brother is going to come over and replace our bathroom ceiling fan and reroute the vent so water can actually escape to outside rather than collecting on our ceiling and causing everything to mold.

Also this Saturday is my first shower!  I should clarify, this is my MIL's baby shower, not really mine.  I say that in jest, but really, it's true.  It's her party.  I had nothing to do with the guest list even.  Of course all the Aunts and Cousins are invited, but then it is all of my MIL's close friends.  She keeps telling me so and so is coming, and I'm like, great!  I haven't seen that person in about 15 years, but okay.  It really is okay, but I do find it humorous.  I am super excited for the shower.

Then the following weekend is a shower with my family/friends, and on that Wednesday, they are throwing me a shower at work.  I am soooo excited to start really getting stuff for the babies and figure out what necessities we will still need to buy.  I am very nervous about that part.  We don't have a lot of extra money to spend since we will shortly be losing my income.  And my income is necessary to help pay our bills!  I'm not sure how it's all going to work out, but we will find a way.  Hopefully...

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Last night, I registered online for us to take an Infant CPR class at the hospital.  We aren't taking any other classes, but that is one we both agreed would be important.  The thought of having those babies home and one of them stops breathing scares me to death.  I want to be as prepared as possible.

We probably should take some sort of birthing preparation class for Hubby's sake, but I've been through Lamaze class with my sister for her first baby, and have been there for three of her four kids being born. Besides that, the class cost $70 each AND takes more time, so we decided to pass.  

We did sign up for a tour of the birthing center though.  The tour is free, and we'll just be that much more prepared for when the time comes.  Even though I've been through it with my sister, it is different when it's myself!  Plus, I've never seen the NICU or the operation room.  I don't know if either of those are included in the tour, but I do know that both are real possibilities since we have twins.  I've heard that they always have twins deliver in the operating room because the chance of having an emergency c-section, or needing a blood transfusion is so high.

23 comments:

  1. So so happy that you are doing well and glad they are keeping an eye on you. Have so much fun at the shower! :)

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  2. Good news!!! Better to keep a close eye on you then to let things linger longer than necessary. ENJOY the showers!!!! And the house sounds like you are all making great progress!!! Wish we had more time when we come up to stop and get a tour!! Can't wait to see pics posted!!! But I am REALLY hoping that when these precious twins are born, home and you are rested and Tony is working, that maybe this Auntie can come and spend a couple of nights and help and get CUDDLE TIME!!! I'm assuming I need to have my friend keep her lotion? Don't need things cluttering up again!!! LOL! Let me know. Love you, Auntie

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    1. I was hoping you might have more time and be able to come over for a bit too, but I understand. Of course I would LOVE it is you come up after the babies are born! That would be way awesome. I would say yes to keeping the lotion as I assume it's probably what I've got. I really do appreciate it though. It just doesn't work for me right now.

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  3. We didn't get to see an operating room or the NICU on our tour. I think you could arrange to see the NICU. Also, we took a multiples class that was super helpful. Do they offer something like that?

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    1. I would be all over it if they did offer a multiples class, but they don't have one of those here. I wish they did! I actually didn't really see the operating room, but I had hoped. I would like to see the NICU though!

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  4. We just took our tour this week and didn't get to see the operating room or the NICU. Not seeing them makes sense because they don't want all of us to introduce any germs, but it would have been nice to peek at them from behind glass or something. Oh well.

    Have a great time at your showers!

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    1. Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking about the germs, but a girl can hope....

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  5. Glad to hear good news! Seems like lots of progress is being made! Enjoy your showers!!!

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    1. A lot of progress, but yet still so much to do!

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  6. Great news! And good luck at the shower. My MIL threw me a bridal shower and I didn't know one person. But the gifts were awesome! :)

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    1. Haha! Yes, I am looking forward to the gifts. I at least will know most everyone (at least by face), but it's nice that someone kind of understands what I mean!

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  7. That's great news! The weekly monitoring will just be reassuring each week, I'm sure. Hopefully you get lots of good presents at your MIL's shower, at least!

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    1. You are right, the weekly monitoring/reassurance will be very nice indeed!

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  8. Yay on all fronts!! I can't wait to see some pics of the babies' room! I hope you have a nice time at the shower. Getting actual baby stuff IN the house is so fun :) I so hear you on the income thing. I'm *thisclose* to finding out if I'm using my "maternity leave" for bedrest....after that, well who knows!

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    1. Oh goodness Laura, I really hope that all your leave isn't being used up for the bedrest. However, we do what we need to for our little ones, right? Hugs to you!

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  9. Great news Amber!! I would say better to keep an eye on you and the babies than not, and it's awesome they are being watchful. Yay a shower, how exciting!!

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    1. Exactly. I am so thankful that my OB is being proactive.

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  10. I'm glad the numbers look mostly good, though I understand your concern - if it really wasn't anything to worry about it seems odd to check each week. But well, better safe than sorry.

    It's amazing how much stuff you're getting done around the house!

    As for the NICU, you might be able to see it upon request... I understand that it's not part of the standard tour, but I thought I read we could have been able to see the one in our hospital, had we made it this far.

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    1. Thank you so much! I will ask about the NICU, but I guess it will all work out in the end regardless of if we see it now or later. Hopefully, we won't need to see it at all! I hope you are doing okay...

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  11. Have fun at your showers!

    We didn't really have the time to take classes either, but you can find online versions (usually free) so he can at least get the basics down.

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    1. Good idea! I never even thought about looking for anything online!

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  12. I took a class about parenting twins (the teacher has written a couple of books if you are interested) and a class about breast feeding twins. I never got around to a childbirth class which I didn't end up needing anyway. I do still want to take an infant CPR class.
    I think you can arrange for a tour of the NICU. We were planning on doing that but, well you know what happened. It would have been nice to have seen all the machines and what it's like there before visiting my own babies there and maybe it wouldn't have been quite so scary. Hopefully, it won't be an issue for you guys. Your doctors are very on top of it! They'll keep those babies cooking.

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